Around 200 representatives of Serbian youth organizations empowered to engage in 2030 Agenda

Belgrade, 21-February-2017 – The Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Serbia and UNFPA in Serbia organized a one day conference for 200 representatives of youth associations, youth networks and local youth offices to introduce them with 2030 Agenda and SDGs relevant for youth. The participants were also introduced with the international recommendations for the implementation of SDGs. Through panel discussions youth representatives were more acquainted with the 2030 Agenda, most notably in the context of education, employment, activism, health, social inclusion and gender equality. 


Having in mind that 2030 Agenda has been adopted over a year ago and that during this time number of important youth events dedicated to SDGs took place at international and European level, Belgrade conference served as an opportunity for young people in Serbia to get together with the representatives of governmental and nongovernmental organizations and jointly brainstorm their role in the achievement of SDGs by 2030 in the Republic of Serbia.  


The conference was opened by Michel Saint-Lot, acting UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia, Mrs. Doina Bologa, UNFPA Country Director for Serbia, Dragan Zupanjevic, coordinator for the ECOSOC - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia,  Uros Delic, representative of the Global Compact in Serbia  and Vanja Udovicic, Minister of Youth and Sports.